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The battle of Armageddon was but a walk in the park


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Initial post: Jan 16, 2013, 12:04:44 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 16, 2013, 2:19:44 PM PST
"...no grandeur cascade of events had pursued their bravado,..."
???

Posted on Jan 16, 2013, 4:26:41 PM PST
Important announcement. The current board members of the Bulwer Lytton contest have decided to rename it the Aaron Aagars contest.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013, 4:56:22 PM PST
R. Wilde says:
$27 paperback, $10 Kindle.

I especially like the way it has "Sanctuary 7" after the title to make it sound like this isn't the writer's only book.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013, 5:07:25 PM PST
$27 for a 776 page pb gives the author around a $6 or $7 profit per book through CreateSpace.

On KDP Select, a list price of $9.99 gives the author a $7 profit, minus a bit for the large file size - don't know what it is off hand.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013, 7:46:59 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013, 8:25:38 PM PST
Amazon doesn't allow self promo in the forums except for the Meet Our Authors forum. Best to delete your post and start over in that forum.

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Posted on Jan 16, 2013, 8:43:05 PM PST
Waiting for post to be deleted...waiting...

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Ronald Craig says:
"This makes sense... What's the problem?"

Sure, it makes sense. If you know what a "grandeur cascade of events" means, and understand how one could "pursue bravado". (Marilyn Martin! Should he have used a hyphen, thus: "grandeur-casacade"?)

Did you perhaps mean "glandular"? It might kinda-sorta make sense that way in the sense of an "adrenaline rush". Or then again, not.

Sorry I missed the link (but I'll pursue it through your name/profile, rest assured), because if that one quoted line is any indication, this is exactly the kind of turd I love to be like a fly all over. You know, kind of "a nitpick avalanche of mockery in response to your bravado." :)

[Edit: forgot closing parenthesis]

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013, 11:11:48 PM PST
Tom Rogers says:
Let a smile be your right paren.

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Ronald Craig says:
I've done that, but have always worried that it might not be interpreted correctly.

Obviously, in the grandeur scale of things, maybe I shouldn't have. ;)

[Edit to add: One click and BINGO! Gods, I love it when people are predictable. LOL]

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013, 11:24:05 PM PST
Only if you were pursuing your bravado.

I really don't remember the name of the book. It's not in my Ammy browsing history.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013, 11:35:54 PM PST
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Ronald Craig says:
Oh, not to worry, Old Rocker, I found it only too easily. ;)

The Kindle sample is still offline (Waiting, Blake, waiting... your public is WAITING!) but for now just the blurb is a joy:

"'Unforgettable characters, unforgettable read- a truly gripping and breathtaking struggle that you will not be able to peel your eyes from'- Sharyn Sechser"

It's always a GOOD sign (a verity cascade of malicious expectation?) when a reviewer describes a book as a "struggle". But the question now burning behind my recently peeled ocular orbs is... "Who the hell is Sharyn Sechser?" :P

Edit to add: Oh, oh, it's getting better, as the mystery deepens... like the shadows, the murky shadows of penumbral twilight: the paperback blurb has her listed as "Sharyn Tucker". Could she in fact be... Luth'setra, Queen of Darkness?!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013, 11:56:09 PM PST
Reminds me of the bloke self-promoting his horror book on the Kindle forums and describing his book as 'horrific.'

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013, 12:06:00 AM PST
Ronald Craig says:
LOL. Love it.

"Clearing five yards instantly his Katana blade sang as air drew friction around her slender forum and his unrelenting acceleration."

You think the eschewal of punctuation is intentional, an attempt to catch up the reader - before his or her eyes peel away - in a breathless rush (or majesty cavalclade?) of events?

Posted on Jan 17, 2013, 12:10:40 AM PST
"...solely pushed the energy into his legs," rather boggled me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2013, 12:26:09 AM PST
Ronald Craig says:
"Should be republished in the next 24hrs btw this is my pseudo name."

Begs the question of why you are promoting your own book under a pseudonym. I DO hope this doesn't mean you'll be reviewing it yourself as well.

On the Kindle version you list yourself as author and editor; did someone else have a look over it as well? (This Sharyn, perhaps?)

This is your first book, right? Sometimes they're best left in a desk drawer, kept as a reminder and motivation to do better. Honestly, unless it gets a LOT better further in, this one really still needs work.

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